TAKES ONE BACK TO THE 1990s
I saw Ghajini a little late in the day. So I was privy to a lot of feedback in terms of discussions with friends, reviews on gomolo.in. The expectations were pulled down considerably. I was expecting the blood and the gore and hence was not too taken aback by the same.
What was good about the film was Aamir Khan. I know that it is fashionable and trendy to talk about the little Khan, but I cannot but help talk about how every shot and expression that he gave in that movie was perfect and that there wasn't a single scene of his, which I thought was not upto mark or could find fault with.
Asin, was beautiful and confident, not surprisingly so as she is already an established star in the South. However, although her character did need her to be rather extrovertish, her acting was definitely a little OTT. She was seen overacting in several scenes.
About Jiah Khan, the less said the better.
The villian also left much to be desired, in terms of star value. Although he looked mean and ruthless, he was the weakest link in the film, specially since the film was named after him.
To Aamir's credit, he did cultivate a body and a look which made one believe that he could take care of the villains in the manner in which he did. However the action and gory violence (yes, despite being prepared for it, the images of the way life was snuffed out of Kalpana eventually, still continue to haunt me) did remind one of a genre of movie making which is old and almost 'retro', yes the mould in which ghulam, criminal kind of movies were made.The story was also straight, without any twists and almost bland in that respect.
However, as a movie it did engross till the end, never mind the niggling headache, which stays because of the loud action, gore, violence and the OTT or insipid acting of the heroines.
Worth one watch, just for Aamir.